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Shi'ite Protests: Beef-Up Security Nationwide, IGP Orders


The immediate beef-up of security in all the states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria, was on Friday (today) ordered by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu.

According to a statement issued by the spokesperson for the Force Headquarters, Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Frank Mba, the order came sequel to the series of protests by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, popularly known as Shi’ites.

DCP Mba said, “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered the immediate beef-up of security in all the States of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. 

“This is in the face of series of violent protest and unrest by members of the El-Zazakky group in the FCT.

“Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) nationwide have also been mandated by the IGP to ensure customised security arrangements are put in place in their Area of Responsibilities (AORs) to checkmate the activities of criminals and any possible threat to public peace.

“The IGP has further advised all would-be protesters to ensure they express their grievances within the ambit of the law so as not to infringe on the constitutional rights of other citizens or cause a breach of public peace.”

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